Bangalore: Hitting out at the ruling BJP in
Karnataka, Congress on Sunday alleged that the state is being
ruled by two Chief Ministers.
"Karnataka is being ruled by two chief ministers.
Sadananda Gowda is an ad hoc chief minister and B S
Yeddyurappa the de facto chief minister," AICC Secretary
Shantaram Naik told reporters at Hubli.
Even during Yeddyurappa`s chief ministership, Karnataka
was ruled by two chief ministers, Naik alleged. "Shobha
Karandlaje (close aide of Yeddyurappa) was the ad hoc chief
minister then," he said.
On Gowda`s plans to present Rs 1 lakh crore budget in the
Assembly, he said the chief minister can very well present a
Rs 4 lakh crore budget, for he is not going to be there to
implement it. "His continuance in the office is uncertain as
the ghost of Yeddyurappa haunts Gowda when he hits the bed
every night," he said.
A sulking Yeddyurappa has virtually set a deadline for the
BJP leadership to give him a suitable position by January 15.
Naik alleged that BJP had cheated the country`s people.
BJP had initially agreed to cooperate with UPA government to
pass Lokpal and Citizens Charters bill, but took a U-turn at
last moment, he alleged.
The Election Commission should derecognise BJP as a
national party by cancelling its registration under
Representation of People Act for violating the oath taken by
their MPs to bear true faith and allegiance to the
Constitution of India, Naik added.